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US Olympic fencers wear pink masks in protest at teammate accused of sexual assault
Jacob Hoyle of Team United States, left, and Curtis McDowald of Team United States react to their loss to Team Japan in Men’s Épée Team Table of 16 on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 30, 2021 in Chiba, Japan.
Three American fencers wore pink masks in their opening Tokyo 2020 match to protest the participation of a teammate accused of sexual assault in the Olympics.
The trio of Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald and Yeisser Ramirez wore the pink masks, while Alen Hadzic, the accused fencer, wore a black one, before their contest with Japan.